Sure, Roku’s compact Streaming Stick will happily pipe streaming content to any MHL-ready TV, but there’s nothing like the guarantee of certification to convince you you’re buying the right flatscreen. Roku has announced partnerships with six mare hardware manufacturers, ensuring future devices from Hisene, Harmon Kardon, Coby, Voxx Accessories, Apex and TCL will be “Roku Ready.” New TVs from partners old and new will be on display at CES, Roku teased, all flaunting the Streaming Stick’s access to a wealth of streaming content.
There’s news on that front too, Roku says its devices now offer access to over 700 channels of streaming entertainment. Brands such as Blockbuster On Demand, PBS, SyFy, VEVO and Fox Now give consumers choices from some of the top brands in streaming video, the company says in a press release, with services like Amazon’s Cloud Player and Big Fish Unlimited’s casual gaming portal rounding out the Roku experience. Read the announcements for yourself after the break.